270 LETTERS FROM THE Nepean informs me that Lord St. Vincent has had a second talk with him about me, and he assures me, upon his honour, that he did not know why I was recalled; it was resolved upon at a council at which he did not assist* I am glad to keep the thing alive, and hope, at least, to have an opportunity of justifying myself. I met Lord Nelson at the Admiralty, but we had not time to say much to each other. Think of the emigres! The Count de Coigny had returned to Paris, and had got back great part of his property, and lived unmolested under Bonaparte's Government. Meanwhile, he was carry- ing on Monsieur and the Eveque d* Arras's plot to blow up the whole Opera-house, and then made only a partial explosion in the street. He had got away from France before it blew up. February This morning I hear the King's life is in danger, and some talk of his not getting over the day; but as these are not the most loyal of his subjects I cannot trust to their intelligence.